1. People will judge me.
Of course they will! People judge you every day. When you’re standing at a crosswalk, when you’re in line at the grocery store, I can assure you, people who don’t know you and will never see you again are judging you.
When you put your work up on the web, drive-by clickers are totally, without a doubt, judging you.
Your work is your work. There will be always, always be people who don’t like it, or you. And there will be people who do. Alice Walker got widespread acclaim for her book The Color Purple, which was also turned into a movie and directed by Steven Spielberg. She also got a shit load of criticism from the Black community, judging her hard on her depiction of a cruel Black man who beat up on his wife.